Dr. James Zelch, MD

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1224 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI, 48017
25429 Van Dyke Ave, Center Line, MI, 48015
33316 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI, 48150

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James Zelch is a friendly and inviting primary care doctor treating his patients in Center Line, Livonia, and Clawson, MI. Dr. Zelch is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is affiliated with the Beaumont Hospital system in Royal Oak and Grosse Pointe. He is currently available to his patients at the Ace Medical Centers, where he serves as the medical director.

Dr. Zelch completed his medical degree at the University of Michigan. He then completed his family medicine residency at Northwestern University. Dr. Zelch provides thorough and detailed exams and procedures to his patients, including pap smears, annual gynecological exams, anti-aging treatments, allergy consultations, and bone density measurements, among various others. He provides care for patients experiencing daytime sleepiness, alcoholism, addiction and substance abuse, asthma, and arthritis.

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That results in his staff are so friendly I feel comfortable going there and knowing that all my questions will be answered makes me feel very happy that I chose this practice

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It was horrible and he's the worst doctor I've ever seen. He's not compassionate, friendly, or accurate.

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Had some issues with paperwork but the staff went out of their way to make sure that it was resolved. Very courteous and professional

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Very friendly; as well as his staff! :)

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Everything was fine besides the waiting

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Very Pleasant and accommodating staff.

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I thought the staff was excellent! I thought i was gonna have to reschedule for issues with my insurance, thankfully they were able to keep my appointment. The nurse who did my EKG was very friendly. Dr Zelch himself was very professional and listened to my concerns and made sure I was prescribed the appropriate medications. Definitely keeping him as my pcp.

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This doctor is clearly running a pill mill. Does not listen to patients or actually treat them instead he will prescribe the meds of your choice.

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I had to wait more than 2 hours to see the doctor.

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This Dr is a Jerk.

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Very thorough and pleasant. Evening hours limited

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it was good he did what I wanted him to do

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Waited with hours in the waiting room before just leaving. Waiting room was freezing and cramped. Terrible espierencr

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He was nice, professional, but he was very busy and I waited for. Long time 90 minutes before I saw him.

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good energy, friendly personable staff. comfortable experience all around

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I have been seeing this physician for over a year. He is rude and short (he does not even look at you). It seems like they are just in it for the money. Staff and quality of care are the worst I have ever experienced (I work for a physician). I will never go there again!

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Caring physician who listened to what I had to say about my health concerns.

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Dr was great. Front office staff was not very friendly.

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The waiting room is like a sauna and smells horrible! It's not clean at all. The receptionist is a joke has 3 or 4 cell phones in front of him and taking calls on all of them. Opens the drawer to get me some paper work and there's s half eating McDonald's sandwich laying there in the same drawer is the paperwork they are handing out to people. Also the place is run down. I come here for a ear infection. So I get called back. And I tell him what's wrong. And the nurse (male) nice guy As I'm sure he's just following doctors orders. Wants to check my sugar. Wants to take blood from me. Wants me to pee in s cup. And wants me to get undressed from the neck down and put a gown on! For a ear infection??? I refused everything except check my sugar. Told them I had to leave. Got my insurance cards and left. Called my insurance company and told them what a joke this place was and what they wanted to do. They made note of it if they Bill me for other than what was done. This place is a disappointment! Plus I tried to call this place for 3 days and got a recording about how they were experiencing high call volume and to try back later. Lie!!

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It was a bit of a wait because he is that good. You will have to wait to see him but he is very good.

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Doctor and staff all made me feel comfortable and kept me at ease. All of my concerns were addressed to my satisfaction. I was really disappointed with the waiting room, and the length of time I waited for my appointment. The waiting room is so small, you have no choice but to sit close enough to be able to smell the person next to you, and I had to wait more than an hour after my appointment time. I've waited longer for doctors who don't give a shit, so I still recommend him. Just be prepared for a long wait.

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The staff was so wonderful! I was seen pretty fast and felt like my concerns were actually treated as concerns.

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Very professional and attentive.

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Doc was very nice. Seems like a good guy. Lady out front was very busy but very professional. It's a good crew, give'em a try if you need to see a doctor!

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Very knowledgeable, informative and sympathetic. Clearly communicates the plan. Treated my suffering on the spot and laid out a long-term, objective plan (not just what some paper says to do). Highly recommended!

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I read a lot of bad things about this dr before going there and was pretty nervous about it, but when I got there, I was at ease, everyone is friendly, we always wish each other good day, weekend, but I have I have to say...the things I read were incorrect....don't believe everything you read.....

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Great service and communication!!

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Dr. Zelch is great and his staff were really nice.. I will definitely be going back.

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It was disappointing. Staff was rude and unprofessional. Have a terrible migraine and my experience and how I was treated as a patient was quite upsetting and even infuriating. I won't be back.

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The staff was completely rude, and very disrespectful and recommended that I switch them as my primary care physician or I would not be seen, which makes no sense to me at all.

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I had my first appointment with Dr. Zelch today and was very pleased with my visit! I found Dr. Zelch to be very easy going yet attentive and professional. Outstanding bedside manner! He took time in listening to all of my medical questions and concerns and discussed how we will go about addressing them. He seemed like a genuinely caring and kind human being who is dedicated to helping others. In addition, he and also had a good sense of humor! Short wait time, friendly staff, excellent Doctor. I think I found my new PCP!

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Very unprofessional girls that work in this office they act like your presence is bothersome to them, last thing I want to deal with after waiting over 3hours at the appointment twice! I will never go back ever

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The doctor is super attentive to patients needs and very thorough. He was always smiling and cheerful.

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- Extremely long wait. - Made lots of errors (billing, referral, ...) during first appointments - Didn't explain about procedures and charges beforehand

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The website gave me some national call center number which could not help me find the building. Which was a tiny store front between a jimmy johns and CVS. I had to call them to direct me to it after having to google the number. I had an appointment but when I got there I had to fill out some seriously sketchy PHI disclosure papers, and they told me that I had to sign away my choice to voluntarily have my urine tested randomly as I come in. Like some criminal at their probation officer. Then the Dr finally came in 3 hours after my appointment time. They made me do all sorts of tests and gather all kinds fluids, and they never gave me a clear answer as to what they were looking for. Their bathroom to get the urine sample was filthy and the nurse never washed her hands. I will not be returning to him.

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Doctor was great, but his nurse and staff are rude. They made me feel like I am their burden even though I paid to be cared.

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Nice friendly staff. Addressed all of my concerns and im confident they'll help me with the issues im having.

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I got there early and I understand that they are coming from the other side of town so that there was going to be a wait. I liked the girls and I liked the Doc he was understanding being my first visit there were things that he had to get done. he has many that come to that site.

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This office has a huge problem with answering their phone. It is nearly impossible to reach anyone, I found this very frustrating.

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Dr. Zelch was awesome. His staff were super nice. The office was nice and smelled great for a doctors office. Listened to my needs and symptoms and treated accordingly.

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